Technology Group searches for a new star

Fox, Barry
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p10
Reports on the financial performance of British Technology Group (BTG), which patents and licenses inventions originating in universities and polytechnics in Great Britain. Comparison between 1990 and 1989 profits; Factors contributing to the decline in the company's profits; BTG optimism for the Torotrak continuously variable transmission for cars and lorries; Failure of BTG to convince drug companies to market its invention, a safe paracetamol which includes methionine.


Related Articles

  • Technology group rushes to woo City. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;3/23/91, Vol. 129 Issue 1761, p15 

    Reports that the British Technology Group (BTG) has begun its search for prospective partners to run BTG once it is privatized. BTG task of providing commercial development for inventions originating in universities and polytechnics; Opposition to the privatization of BTG; Number patents held...

  • What price secrecy?  // New Scientist;2/1/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1806, p11 

    Criticizes the British government for the secrecy surrounding the actual sale of the British Technology Group. Safeguards the government has taken in preparation for the sale; Possible motives for the secrecy; Why the government should abandon this secrecy.

  • Buy a share in British innovation. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;7/16/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1934, p7 

    Reports on British Technology Groups' plan to sell shares on the London Stock exchange for its expansion. Comments by Ian Harvey, BTG's chief executive; Share issuance by merchant bank Kleinwort Benson.

  • British Technology Group staff win fight for control. Aldhous, P. // Nature;3/12/1992, Vol. 356 Issue 6365, p94 

    Reports that the management and staff of the British Technology Group (BTG) have won their battle for control of the company. Announcement from Peter Lilley, trade and industry secretary, that he has chosen a consortium headed by Ian Harvey as the preferred future owners of the group; Research...

  • Inventive Britain.  // Nature;1/24/1991, Vol. 349 Issue 6307, p268 

    Opinion. Comments on the British government's decision to sell the British Technology Group (BTG). BTG is the remaining inheritor of two ideas, represented by the National Research Development Corporation and the Industrial Reconstruction Corporation.

  • Privatization ahead for BTG. Gee, H. // Nature;1/24/1991, Vol. 349 Issue 6307, p272 

    Reveals that the British government is planning to privatize the state-owned patents licensing company, the British Technology Group (BTG). BTG now a monopoly, will see more competition when its activities are expanded abroad.

  • BTG has big plans for US. Anderson, C. // Nature;8/22/1991, Vol. 352 Issue 6337, p652 

    Announces that the British Technology Group (BTG), a technology transfer company, has opened a new company, BTG-USA, that will market undeveloped United States technologies and inventions. Upcoming agreement with Princeton University; Massive political campaign to become a private company.

  • BTG looks towards Europe. Webb, B. // Nature;10/19/1989, Vol. 341 Issue 6243, p560 

    Reports that Britain's public technology transfer organization, British Technology Group (BTG), will have objectives in mainland Europe as the next stage of its international expansion. Plans.

  • Privatisation costs jobs at technology group. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;8/29/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1836, p4 

    Reports on the shake-up planned for this autumn in the newly privatized British Technology Group (BTG). BTG's aim to cut cost by 15 percent; Worries over BTG falling income expressed by the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists; BTG's priority.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics